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Bruce Dern at 80

He was a journalism major, but dropped out to become an actor


Bruce Dern, who turned 80 on Saturday, got his professional start by working with Lee Strasberg and Elia Kazan, and his career is dotted with big names that he worked with: John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck, Roger Corman, Jane Fonda and Jack Nicholson, to name a few.a

Most actors who started out in the 1950s and ’60s faded away long ago, but not Dern, who continues to work. Read more about his fascinating life and career at variety.com

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